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Social Policy and Social Work, Department

Fakultät Soziale Arbeit at the HS Mittweida

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Basic information

Total number of students 490 *
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 23.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 5.0 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education 0
Extent of interlinking

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 8/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 90.5 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 66.7 % *

International orientation

Outgoing students 1.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 9/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's 5/12 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 20.0 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 40.0 %
Share of professors with work experience 100.0 %


Third party funds per professor 17.1

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.1
Support in studies
Courses offered 2.8
Study organisation
Job market preparation
Support during practical semester 2.9
Support for stays abroad
Library 3.3
IT-infrastructure 1.9
Overall study situation 2.5

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    The Department of Social Work offers – on an equal footing with each other – two versions of the Bachelor and Master in Social Work: apart from the full-time attendance programme, there is one career-integrated and one part-time option. In addition to reflective parts for the training of a professionally appropriate appearance, practice-oriented course contents play an important role.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    The Department of Social Work has numerous international partnerships. Students studying for the Bachelor in Social Work can take an international module: Crossing Borders. Development of the module "Discrimination and Racism in Social Work". Unit "European Social Policy / EU Law" in the module Social Sciences Discourses in the Master's programme.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Inholland University, Niederlande; Bergen University College, Norwegen; University of Maine in Machias, USA; Staatliche Wolga-Universität in Joschkar-Ola, Russland; Mc Ewan Universität in Edmonton, Kanada; Complutense Universität in Madrid, Spanien; Via University College in Risskow, Dänemark; FH Nordwestschweiz in Brugg, Schweiz; FHO Fachhochschule Ost-Schweiz, St. Gallen, Schweiz.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Intensive cooperation with the Department of Media (Radio, Television, Cross-Media), state-of-the-art interactive media equipment, computer pool, video conferencing.
  • Special features regarding research and development
    The faculty shows four main areas of research in its profile: Professionalisation and social work, diversity and discrimination, community social planning and community development, social work in rural areas.
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Last update 2020: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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